Dual Credentials Programs with Ontario Colleges

Dual Credentials Programs with Ontario Colleges

Dual credential programs offer students the opportunity to receive a combined university degree and a college advanced diploma from either Seneca College or Fleming College in five years in what would otherwise take seven years. Students also have the opportunity to receive a combine university degree and a Post Graduate Certificate from Humber College in four years in what would otherwise take five years.

These accelerated programs can begin either at the respective college or at York University (with the exception of the York/Humber program) and are then completed at the partner institution. Students enrolled in dual credential programs must fulfill the dual credential program requirements of both institutions. These are great programs providing practice focused training and we strongly recommend students to consider enrolling in one of these program if interested. Students enrolled in the 90-credit BES degree program are not eligible to apply to any dual credential program.

Students who are enrolled in FES are required to complete a minimum of 90 credits within the first three years of the dual credentials with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 5.00 (C+) and must successfully complete the Faculty and program requirements as outlined in each specific dual credential program. Students are also required to submit an application for admissions to the dual credential program at the respective college in October and in their third year of study at York University.

With the exception of the York/Humber dual credentials, students who begin their advanced diploma at the college should apply to the dual credentials to the Faculty of Environmental Studies through the normal York University admission process in the final year of their diploma program. Acceptance is contingent upon students successfully completing the advanced diploma with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 at the college. Successful applicants will be awarded 60 block transfer credits toward their BES program. Students who choose to opt out of the dual credential program and attend another program at York University or failure to maintain Honours standing will have their advanced standing re-evaluated.

Students admitted to the dual credential program directly from Seneca College or Fleming College must maintain Honours standing over the course of their studies in environmental studies; a cumulative grade point average of 5.00 (C+) over all courses taken at York.

Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 5.00 (C+) anytime during their studies and have completed less than 84 credits, including transfer credits granted may continue in the dual credential program provided they meet the minimum year level honours progression requirements.

Environmental Management & Technology with Seneca College

Dual Credential Program in Environmental Management & Technology with Seneca College (note: the program is currently open to students who began their program at Seneca College and are applying to the Faculty of Environmental Studies).

Program Description

York’s strengths in Environmental Management lie in our broad approaches to understanding policy and management, and the social, economic, legal and political nature of environmental issues. Seneca’s strengths are in the hands-on, technical areas associated with environmental technology seen through the management of water resources and engineering through applied sciences. The Program thus provides a broader education than either institution can mount alone, emphasizing field and laboratory skills as well as skills in critical analysis, issue analysis, effective management and problem solving and independent and teamwork.

Admission Requirements for direct entry into this Dual Credential Program

  • Completion of the OSSD
  • Six 4U or 4M courses, including: ENG4U, MCT4(C)
  • Mathematics for College Technology (recommended grade 60% or over) or Grade 12 (C or U) Mathematics
  • MHF4(U) (Advanced Functions) or MCV4(U) (Calculus and Vectors). *applicants with good grades in MAP4(C) (80% or over recommended) or MCR3(U) (70% or over) may also be considered

Students who intend to pursue this dual credential program must declare Environmental Management as their Area of Concentration and must fulfill those requirements. Please review the program specific requirements in the 2017-2018 BES Handbook

Degree requirements for students first completing the Environmental Technology Program at Seneca College and then attending York:

Year 4 of Dual Credential Program (First year of study at York; 30 credits):

  • ES/ENVS 1000 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 2000 6.00 or ES/ENVS 2100 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 2400 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 1800 6.00 or equivalent
  • 6 credits electives

Year 5 of Dual Credential Program (2nd year of study at York; 30 Credits):

  • 12 credits at the 3000 level from the Area of Concentration in Environmental Management
  • 18 credits at the 4000 level from the Area of Concentration in Environmental Management (see the BES Program Area of Concentration section for the list of courses).

Course Credit Exclusions for Seneca Environmental Technology students at York

Students entering the Dual Credential program in Environmental Management and Technology from Seneca College are exempted from the following courses:

ES/ENVS 1500 6.00, ES/ENVS 2009 3.00, ES/ENVS 2200 6.00, ES/ENVS 2410 3.00 or ES/ENVS 3401 3.00, ES/ENVS 3420 3.00, ES/ENVS 3520 3.00, ES/ENVS 3521 3.00 ES/ENVS 4700 3.00

Students who are enrolled in the Advanced Diploma program in Environmental Technology at Seneca College are required to complete the 3 year diploma program and earn a minimum of 3.00 cumulative grade point average at Seneca College (equivalent to a B+ at York University). Successfully candidate will be awarded 60 transfer credits towards their Bachelor in Environmental Studies Honours degree.

When to Apply:

While in your  final year of the Advanced Diploma program in Environmental Technology at Seneca College.

Length of Combined Program: 5 years.

How to Apply:

If you began with your Advanced Diploma program in Environmental Technology at Seneca College, you will apply to the dual credential Program  in Environmental Technology Management through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUCA)  in the final year of your study at Seneca College  in the final year of your study at Seneca College.

Urban Sustainability with Seneca College

York University students in the Honours BES program may apply to the Dual Credential Program in Urban Sustainability (DCUS) at Seneca College during their third year of studies and must maintain a minimum cummulative grade point average of 5.00 (C+). After successfully completing the DCUS, students will receive their Honours Bachelor in Environmental Studies degree and an Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology. Students who intend to pursue this option must declare their intention after their first year in the BES program and must declare Urban and Regional Environments as their Area of Concentration and must fulfill those requirements.


Degree Requirements for Students First Enrolling in the BES Program at York

Year 1 (30 credits):

  • ES/ENVS 1000 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 1200 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 1500 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 1800 6.00 or equivalent
  • 6 credits electives

Year 2 (30 credits):

  • ES/ENVS 2000 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 2200 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 2009 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 2400 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 3401 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 3402 3.00
  • 3 credits electives

Year 3 (30 credits):

  • ES/ENVS 3225 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 3226 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 3520 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 4225 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 4442 3.00
  • 15 ENVS credits at the 4000 level from the area of concentration in urban and regional environments (see the BES Program Area of Concentration section for the list of courses).

Years 4 and 5 – at Seneca College:

Course selections will be determined with the Seneca program coordinator during an individual advising appointment.

Degree Requirements for Students Enrolling at York After Completing their Civil Engineering Technology Program at Seneca College

Year 1 (30 credits):

  • ES/ENVS 1000 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 1800 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 2000 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 2200 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 2400 6.00

Year 2 (30 credits):

  • ES/ENVS 3225 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 3226 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 4225 3.00
  • 6 ENVS credits at the 3000 level from urban and regional environments area of concentration (see the BES Program Area of Concentration section for the list of courses).
  • 15 ENVS credits at the 4000 level from urban and regional environments area of concentration (see the BES Program Area of Concentration section for the list of courses).

Course Credit Exclusions for Seneca Civil Engineering Technology Students at York

Students entering the Dual Credential program in Environmental Studies from Seneca College are exempted from the following courses:

ES/ENVS 1200 6.00, ES/ENVS 1500 6.00, ES/ENVS 2410 3.00  or ES/ENVS 3401 3.00, ES/ENVS 2420 3.00 or ES/ENVS 3402 3.00

For more information on the Seneca College program, visit the Seneca College Civil Engineering Technology website.

Ecosystem Management Technology with Fleming College

York University students in the BES Honours program may apply to the Dual Credential program in Ecosystem Management (DCEM) at Fleming College (FC) during their third year of studies, and must maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 5.00 (C+). After successfully completing the DCEM, students will receive their BES Honours degree and their Advanced Diploma in Ecosystem Management Technology (EMX). Students who intend to pursue this option must declare their intention after their first year in the BES program and must declare Environmental Management as their Area of Concentration, and must fulfill those requirements.

Degree Requirements for Students First Enrolling in the BES Program at York

Year 1 (30 credits):

  • ES/ENVS 1000 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 1200 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 1500 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 1800 6.00 or equivalent
  • electives (6 credits)

Year 2 (33 credits):

  • ES/ENVS 2000 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 2200 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 2400 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 2009 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 3010 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 3230 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 3401 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 3402 3.00

Year 3 (30 credits):

  • ES/ENVS 3226 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 3420 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 3505 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 3520 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 4215 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 4225 3.00
  • 12 ENVS credits at the 4000 level to be selected from environmental management area of concentration (see the BES Program Area of Concentration section for the list of courses).

Years 4 and 5 – at Fleming College:

Course selections are determined by Fleming College.

York Course Credit Exclusions for FC

Successful completion of the aforementioned courses will grant exemptions from GEOM34, ECOS8, ECOS12, ECOS5 and LAWS56 at Fleming College. Students may seek advising from the program coordinator at Fleming College after being admitted to the program.

Degree Requirements for Students Enrolling at York after Completing their Advanced Diploma in Ecosystem Management Technology Program

Year 1:

  • ES/ENVS 1000 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 1800 6.00 or equivalent
  • ES/ENVS 2000 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 2200 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 2400 6.00

Year 2:

  • 12 ENVS credits at the 3000 or 4000 level to be selected from environmental management area of concentration (see the BES Program Area of Concentration section for the list of courses).
  • 18 ENVS credits at the 4000 level to be selected from environmental management area of concentration (see the BES Program Area of Concentration section for the list of courses).

Course Credit Exclusions for FC Ecosystem Management Technology Students

Students entering the Dual Credential in Environmental Studies from FC will be exempted from the following courses:

ES/ENVS 1200 6.00, ES/ENVS 1500 6.00, ES/ENVS 2009 3.00, ES/ENVS 3010 3.00, ES/ENVS 2410 3.00, or ES/ENVS 3401 3.00, ES/ENVS 2420 3.00, or ES/ENVS 3402 3.00, ES/ENVS 3520 3.00, ES/ENVS 3521 3.00, ES/ENVS 4442 3.00, ES/ENVS 4520 3.00.

For more information on the FC program, visit: http://flemingcollege.ca/.

York/Humber College Dual Credential Program in International Development

York University students in the BES program may apply to the Dual Credential program in International Development at Humber College at the beginning of their third year of studies. Students must be in the BES Honours program and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 5.0(C+). Upon successful completion of the Dual Credential program, students receive a BES Honours degree from York University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in International Development from Humber College. Students who intend to pursue this option must declare their intention after their first year of study in the BES Honours program.

Note: admission to this dual credential program is contingent upon Humber’s own admissions criteria and is, therefore, not automatic or guaranteed. To be considered for admission, applications to Humber College must be submitted by February 1 through the Ontario College Application Services.

It is strongly recommended that students have a second language training as well as experience either working with an international development organization or traveling outside of Canada (for example, through an international field course such as ES/ENVS 4810A 6.0 Ecology and Sustainability in Costa Rica).

BES Degree Requirements

Year 1 – (33 credits):

  • ES/ENVS 1000 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 1200 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 1500 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 1800 6.00 or equivalent
  • Natural Science (6 credits from the approved list)
  • 3 credits electives (it is strongly recommended to include AP/ADMS 1500 3.00)

Year 2 – (33 credits):

  • ES/ENVS 2000 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 2009 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 2200 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 2400 6.00
  • ES/ENVS 3010 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 3303 3.00 or ES/ENVS 3151 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 3505 3.00 or ES/ENVS 4442 3.00
  • 3 credits electives (it is strongly recommended to include a second language course)

Year 3 – (30 credits):

  • 12 ENVS credits at the 3000 level from the student’s declared area of concentration of which 6 credits is mandatory (see the BES Program Area of Concentration section for the list of courses).
  • 18 ENVS credits at the 4000-level; recommended courses are: ES/ENVS 4011 3.00, ES/ENVS 4161 3.00, ES/ENVS 4215 3.00, ES/ENVS 4220 3.00, ES/ENVS 4310 3.00

Year 4 – at Humber College:

Course selections will be determined by the Humber College program coordinator during an individual advising appointment.

For more information on the Humber College program, visit: http://business.humber.ca/.